American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
Shannon L. Alder
American Author, Works with Hospice Patients
Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep.
The best kind of happiness is a habit you're passionate about.
The God I believe in believes in me and won?t silence my heart or others based on a paycheck at the end of the day.
The meaning you apply to what has happened to you is your decision. There will be critics that have their version, but God didn?t call them to be your audience, someone else did.
The most introspective of hearts tends to be the most sentimental. We cling to the smallest moments from our past because we fear that emotion will never come our way again.
The only thing sadder than unrequited love is being in a relationship where there is unrequited love.
The purpose of any healthy relationship is to find someone that will magnify your life's experiences, not tolerate it or become a spectator of it.
The words, I love you, are empty without clarification. Women prefer to be told what they can expect. It is measurable like a Weight Watcher?s diet, with extra points at the end of the week if you don?t cheat.
There is enough mystery in human nature to keep the world stuck in a perpetual state of righteous speculation. Only the wise and compassionate will rise above it, with enough vision to see that inconsistency is a normal occurrence, during the spiritual battle of forgiveness and justice.
Thoughts might not be solid and always obtainable, but they become your reality when emotions are attached to them. Over time, they become your wants and form an attachment to your behavior.
True love is not: A person?s looks. A person?s career or accomplishments. Longevity of a relationship. Children together. Memories made. Words spoken or declared. Chance meetings you feel are fate. Hobbies and interests shared. Or, Religious beliefs in common. True love is: Seeing the potential in someone and helping them to rise and meet it. It is selfless. It doesn?t care about being right or winning. It cares about you choosing right. It is your heart breaking when they go against the goodness in their nature and it is your heart rejoicing when he or she does something so generous and kind for others, that it inspires you to be even better. It is confidence that doesn?t seek to possess, rather to set your soul free.
Until you have stood in another woman?s stilettos, you will never begin to know the year of pain she felt breaking them in.
What separates people who made their dreams come true is not setting goals to achieve a life the way they expect it to be, but how they expect to be, in order to achieve it.
When relationships fail it is usually because someone chooses not to show up for the battle.
It is growing up different. It is extreme hypersensitivity. It is a bottomless pit of feeling you're failing, but three days later, you feel you can do anything, only to end the week where you began. It is not learning from your mistakes. It is distrusting people because you have been hurt enough. It is moments of knowing your pain is self inflicted, followed by blaming the world. It is wanting to listen, but you just can?t anymore because your life has been to full of people that have judged you. It is fighting to be right. so for once in your life someone will respect and hear you for a change. It is a tiring life of endless games with people, in order to seek stimulus. It is a hyper focus, so intense about what bothers you, that you can?t pay attention to anything else, for very long. It is a never-ending routine of forgetting things. It is a boredom and lack of contentment that keeps you running into the arms of anyone that has enough patience to stick around. It wears you out. It wears everyone out. It makes you question God?s plan. You misinterpret everything, and you allow your creative mind to fill the gaps with the same old chains that bind you. It narrows your vision of who you let into your life. It is speaking and acting without thinking. It is disconnecting from the ones you love because your mind has taken you back to what you can?t let go of. It is risk taking, thrill seeking and moodiness that never ends. You hang your hope on signs and abandon reason for remedy. It is devotion to the gifts and talents you have been given, that provide temporary relief. It is the latching onto the acceptance of others---like a scared child abandoned on a sidewalk. It is a drive that has no end, and without focus it takes you nowhere. It is the deepest anger when someone you love hurts you, and the greatest love when they don't. It is beauty when it has purpose. It is agony when it doesn?t. It is called Attention Deficit Disorder.
It is the apathetic person that sees the cause while the charitable person sees the need.
Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.
Love has a way of making the sane insane and the insane normal.
Most inspirational writers were born as driftwood and will say they have been beaten against every shoreline during their life. We understand storms. We understand drowning. We understand being devalued. We understand being stranded alone on a beach. God made us this way so we would know where every lighthouse can be found and tell others how to find them. We were never meant to stand on the beach with you because every rescue we do rescues ourselves. We always go back to the sea because that is where driftwood belongs--forever searching for answers to our endless questions and sharing what we learned.
Never give a person a piece of your mind when all you really wanted to do was give them a piece of your heart.
No one can change a person, but a person can be the reason someone changes.
Often people that tell others they are extremely polite when the situation calls for tact and bluntness are not actually polite people. Instead, they hide behind the word polite because they have low self-esteem or hidden agendas. Sadly, they impolitely confuse the hell out of everyone, send mixed signals, which then makes people question their sanity and motives.
People can waste a large amount of their time trying to be accepted by people. Sometimes, God meant for you not to fit. You never know, you may hold the unique perspective that when voiced or demonstrated will change generations.
Pressure has the power to create a diamond, but it has to be the right pressure.
Satan will always provide a witness to where you have been, in order to challenge your fate.